Access To Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) is a services targeted to give priority to people in rural areas who have difficulty accessing mental health treatment in the community.
- People who are not able to access Medicare funded mental health services
- People who are less able to pay fees
- Carers with a diagnosis of mental illness
- Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Children with or at risk of developing a mental disorder
- People who have self harmed or attempted suicide or are at risk of suicide
- Women with perinatal depression
ATAPS is available for children with, or at risk of developing a mild to moderate mental, behavioural, or emotional disorder. Further presenting issues for children and families that would be suitable for ATAPS include:
- Parent-child relationship concerns
- Attachment issues
- Parental assistance with managing childhood mental, emotional or behavioural issues
- Behavioural problems including conduct disorder, oppositional behaviours, school refusal
- Adjustment problems relating to family stressors
Speak to your GP for further information about your eligibility for this program.